The Xpeng G6: China’s EV That Can Challenge TESLA Model Y



Xpeng G6 - A Big Competitor for TESLA Model Y

In the rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles (EVs), Xpeng has emerged as a key player, aiming to achieve remarkable sales success with its latest offering, the Xpeng G6

Building on the moderate sales achievements of the P5 and G9 models, Xpeng has poured all their resources into creating a feature-packed, yet affordable car that surpasses even the Tesla Model Y. 

Will this be the symphony of success that Xpeng has been striving for? In this article, we’ll delve into the fascinating details of the Xpeng G6 and explore its potential impact on the EV market.

Xpeng G6: Not Just Another EV

From its eye-catching design to its cutting-edge technology, the G6 is poised to make a significant impact in the electric vehicle (EV) market. Here are eight features and 

Iconic Design: Xpeng’s P7 Aesthetic

When discussing Chinese EVs coming to Europe, the Xpeng P7 often takes the spotlight due to its fresh and original design. 

The G6 draws inspiration from the P7, incorporating its iconic aesthetic in a more significant way. 

With a striking bright orange color and blue speckles, the G6 exudes a sense of style and individuality.

31 Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS): Prioritizing Safety

Safety is a top priority for Xpeng, as evident by the G6’s comprehensive suite of 31 ADAS units. 

Equipped with lidar technology and the necessary hardware for the City and Highway Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP), the G6 ensures enhanced safety features for both urban and highway driving.

Efficiency at Its Core: Aerodynamics and Charging

The Xpeng G6 excels in efficiency, with a remarkable drag coefficient of 0.238 CD, showcasing its aerodynamic design. 

Such efficiency translates into energy savings, as the G6 consumes only 13.2 kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometers.

Additionally, the G6 features an 800-volt charging system, allowing for rapid charging times, such as going from 10% to 80% in just 20 minutes.

Super 2.0 Architecture: Cost Reduction and Efficiency

Built on Xpeng’s Super 2.0 architecture, the G6 utilizes gigacasting and structural cells, leading to reduced costs, improved efficiency, and faster time-to-market. 

This advancement is crucial for Xpeng’s goal of increasing efficiency and catching up with competitors who release multiple new models each year.

Spacious Interior and Enhanced Comfort

Inside the G6, passengers are greeted with a familiar layout reminiscent of the G3 model, albeit with upgraded materials and finishes. 

The cabin offers ample legroom and a comfortable seating position, making long journeys enjoyable. 

While lacking a conventional glove box, the G6 compensates with a generous storage compartment and cup holders.

Entertainment and Audio System: A Symphony of Sound

Addressing a previous weakness, Xpeng has invested in an upgraded audio system, ensuring a much-improved sound experience. 

With speakers thoughtfully placed throughout the cabin, the G6 promises an all-encompassing symphony of sound, creating an immersive atmosphere for passengers.

Performance and Driving Experience: A Significant Leap Forward

Compared to earlier Xpeng models, the G6 demonstrates a considerable improvement in performance. 

Despite its weight ranging from 1995 to 2100 kilograms, the G6’s suspension setup offers a firm yet comfortable ride quality. 

The sports mode provides exhilarating acceleration, with the ability to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3.9 seconds, thanks to its four-wheel drive system.

NGP: Xpeng’s Self-Driving System

Xpeng has dedicated significant effort to developing its Navigation Guided Pilot (NGP). NGP is a self-driving system that combines advanced technology and extensive engineering. 

The G6 boasts Highway NGP, enabling hands-off driving on highways, as well as City NGP, which excels in navigating complex city driving conditions. 

With an impressive array of 31 ADA sensors, the G6 showcases Xpeng’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and affordability.

Xpeng G6: Trims

Xpeng Motors have introduced 5 trims of Xpeng G6 which differ by range, and performance. And, it includes 2 Pro versions and 3 Max versions. Here are all five trims. 

  • 580 Long Range Pro
  • 580 Long Range Max
  • 755 Super Long Range Pro
  • 755 Super Long  Range Max
  • 700 4WD Performance Max

Xpeng G6 Specs

580 Long Range Pro and Max755 Super Long Range Pro and Max700 4WD Performance Max
Length/ Width & Height4753 mm/ 1920 mm/ 1650 mm4753 mm/ 1920 mm/ 1650 mm4753 mm/ 1920 mm/ 1650 mm
No. of Seats 555
Trunk Space20.1 cubic feet20.1 cubic feet20.1 cubic feet
DrivetrainSingle-motor RWDSingle-motor RWDDual-motor 4WD
Torque/ Power Output440 Nm/ 218 kW440 Nm/ 218 kW660 Nm/358 kW
Range580 km (360 mi)755 km (469 mi)700 km(435 mi)
Maximum Speed202 km/h (125.5 mph)202 km/h (125.5 mph)202 km/h (125.5 mph)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)6.6 sec5.9 sec3.9 sec


As Xpeng aims to regain market share, the G6 represents a bold step forward. 

With its exceptional design, advanced safety features, efficiency, and immersive driving experience, the G6 is poised to challenge rivals like the Tesla Model Y. 

While only time and sales figures will determine its ultimate success, Xpeng’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation makes the G6 a promising contender in the ever-evolving world of electric vehicles.


Pradeep is a mechanical engineer by profession. His passion for modern tech in transportation goes hand in hand with his career. He loves all things about high tech transportation. When he’s not digging into latest auto news, you can find him either working on his tech startup or playing chess with his buddies.

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